Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Small steps

As I am sure you will have gathered from my posts, there is a lot going on at the moment. A couple of weeks ago I felt very very very stressed about everything and wondered how on earth I was going to fit in organising our wedding, organising my hen party, finding a new job, having an operation and potentially moving house (depends on the job situation) into the next three and a half months. I felt very low, I had terrible skin, terrible headaches, backache and M and I were bickering constantly about even the tiniest things.

I am not really sure what is different this week, to be honest, but I feel more in control again. My skin has started to clear up. I have been drinking a lot of water recently (M thought this would help me) and I haven't smoked now for almost 4 months. We have de-cluttered some of the house - 4 bags of old clothes to the charity shop, a few bits and pieces on freecycle - and we have been away for a wonderfully nostalgic weekend in our old university town. Plus, the sun has shone on at least 2 occasions in the last week. That must have helped.

Wedding wise, I have been to see an alterations specialist who has pinned the dress to fit properly and it is currently being altered (photos to follow, perhaps, if anyone is interested). We have decided no to the chapel flowers, I have bought the peacock feathers for the reception and I have made a start on the bridesmaids' presents. I will take some photos of the projects I am working on for the bridesmaids but given that they read this albeit occasionally that post will come once the wedding is over. Oh, I have also bought 15 tablecloths from e-bay which are ex-rental but professionally cleaned (cheaper than hiring but still environmentally friendly, and perfect for the tea-party-for-120 we are going to be able to hold after the wedding with all the crockery).

So, apologies for when my posting is sporadic but I will be back...


Kristy said...

It's amazing what a little bit of sunshine can do for your mood. I learned that while living in Costa Rica during the rainy season.

And of course I'm interested in seeing dress pictures, unless M isn't allowed to see them and reads your blog. =)

I'm glad you're doing better. It's easy to get overwhelmed. But you're making loads of progress and you've gone 4 months without smoking now - congrats on that!


Cyd said...

I have a lot of cyclical up and down times so far...pure stress to pure bliss overnight and then back. I hope you continue having a better week!

Rachel said...

I shall ask him not to read it and then will post some photos Kristy!

Thanks for your words of support Cyd. Hope all is going well for you.